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kissing

verb
present participle of kiss

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1 to touch one another with the lips as a sign of love
  • it's traditional for couples to kiss under the mistletoe at Christmastime

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2 to pass lightly across or touch gently especially in passing
  • a gentle breeze kissing the water's surface

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“Kissing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/kissing. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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